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Praying Mantis

Polyspilota aeruginosa

2 Species ID Suggestions

Praying Mantis
Polyspilota aeruginosa Polyspilota aeruginosa
Carolina Mantis, male
Stagmomantis carolina Species Stagmomantis carolina - Carolina Mantis - BugGuide.Net

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Mr. Goldfish
Mr. Goldfish 5 years ago

Stagmomantis carolina. Stagmomantis limbata males have a green stripe that borders each side of the wings and S. carolina does not.

ForestDragon 6 years ago

Hi Edgard, great spotting! This is definately a male Carolina Mantis (native species to the US). Here is one that looks just like yours:

Polyspilota aeruginosa (Madagascan Marbled Mantis) does not occur in North America.

This would be a fantastic addition to the Marvelous Mantids of the North East mission: http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/1573...

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 6 years ago

This one is a praying mantis.

New Jersey, USA

Lat: 39.44, Long: -74.61

Spotted on Oct 20, 2012
Submitted on Oct 27, 2012

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